Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Entertainment

January 12, 2014

In concert in Goshen

Amanda Shires to perform at IgnitionMusic Garage Friday.

Looking for a night on the town, Leonard Cohen? Look up Amanda Shires.

According to Shires’ “A Song for Leonard Cohen,” she’d like to buy you a drink “and then more, and then five.” She’d just listen while you talk, and offers that the two of you could “compare mythologies.”

Shires has yet to hear back from Cohen about the musical tribute. Still, a complimentary copy of the tune is all his.

Shires played a September gig in Nashville on what happened to be Cohen’s birthday, and the song was part of her set. One of Cohen’s backup singers was at the show, and Shires gave her a copy of the “Down Fell the Doves” album that contains “Cohen.”

“I don’t know if he ever got it,” Shires said during a recent phone interview with The Goshen News. She speculates that if he did, Cohen probably used it as a coaster.

That’s cheeky and overly modest. “Doves” is a fine slice of Americana that’s garnering critical accolades. Shires is touring behind the album now, with a Friday stop scheduled at Ignition Music Garage in downtown Goshen.

Lyrically, “Doves” runs the emotional gamut. There are songs about hopeful love (“Stay”), exuberant love (“Wasted and Rolling”), love gone wrong (take your pick), lives gone wrong (“Monsters are men that the devil gets in,” according to “Deep Dark Below”) and suicide (“Box Cutters”).

Shires didn’t take offense to a reporter’s suggestion that chunk of the album is, quote, kind of a downer.

“I’m for it,” she said of the description. “I like it. I prefer it. Townes Van Zandt said you could play the blues or you could play ‘Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah’. And I definitely don’t feel like writing when I’m elated or on top of the world.”

Text Only
Entertainment
  • LIBRARY NEWS: Hypnotherapist coming to Syracuse Angie Hernandez, certified Hypnotherapist, is presenting a session on using Emotional Freedom Technique, also called tapping, on from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. People are invited to a free class to experiment with this technique for self-healing. Nick Ortner, author of The Tapping Solution, says EFT is a type of meridian tapping that combines ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology. Tapping utilizes the body’s energy meridian points by stimulating them with your fingertips.

    July 21, 2014

  • ENT GN0717 Buddy Guy 02 Blues legend Buddy Guy to perform at the Lerner in October On Saturday, Oct. 25, the Lerner Theatre hosts one of the most influential artists in the history of blues and rock ‘n roll.

    July 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • ENT 0714 library photo Candy science experiments at Milford Milford Public Library 101 N. Main St., 658-4312 Dial-A-Story, 658-9540 www.milford.lib.in.us Food and Fun Day The final food and fun day of summer will be July 23 and feature science experiments with candy. There are four sessions to choose from 10:

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140710 Jennie Sophia 02 Goshen High School grad Jennie Sophia takes lead in production of "Brigadoon" For Jennie Sophia, to play the lead role of Fiona MacLaren in Lerner & Lowe’s “Brigadoon” is a dream realized.

    July 10, 2014 2 Photos

  • Country/gospel sing underway at Buck Lake A Michiana Country/Gospel Weekend is underway at Buck Lake Ranch in Angola. Today there will be concerts all day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Bands scheduled to play today include: Backwoods Ramblers, Heartstrings Bluegrass, Heaven Bound, Aaron Stutzman (y

    June 27, 2014

  • ENT GN0626 hbo image 02 HBO drama probes the trauma of a missing 2 percent NEW YORK — Not long ago, 2 percent of the world’s population vanished. Quietly, instantly, with no provocation.This unfathomable loss continues to haunt all those left behind, including residents of the small New York town that serves as the setting

    June 26, 2014 2 Photos

  • ENT GN0626 eli wallach image Eli Wallach, veteran character actor, dies NEW YORK — Eli Wallach, the raspy-voiced character actor who starred in dozens of movies and Broadway plays over a remarkable and enduring career and earned film immortality as a conniving, quick-on-the-draw bandit in the classic Western "The Good, t

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140619 moe at ignition 10.jpg Stars align in Nashville to bring jam band, moe. to Goshen last week GOSHEN You got to love it when a plan comes together.Jason Samuel is on a five­?week sabbatical doing research for a music project. In Nashville, he’s at the home of a Sugar Hill Records senior radio rep. He’s in the same office as Sugar Hill managem

    June 22, 2014 7 Photos

  • GN140622 preservation hall concert 04.jpg CONCERT REVIEW: Preservation Hall Jazz Band proves again it's special

    For more than 50 years, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band has blended the power and mystery of New Orleans jazz into a sound that seemingly blows your hair back and chases away your troubles. They're smooth. They're cool. They're as good as it gets in American artistry.

    June 21, 2014 8 Photos

  • GN140619 moe at ignition 6.jpg SLIDESHOW: Ignition welcomes moe. American jam band moe. took a break from its national touring schedule to stop at Ignition Garage in Goshen for a concert and interview session that aired on live on 91.1 The Globe.

    June 18, 2014 1 Photo

Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
AP Video
Diplomatic Push Intensifies to End War in Gaza Obama Offers Condolences at Dutch Embassy Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Raw: Lawmakers Scuffle in Ukraine's Parliament The Rock Finds His Inner 'Hercules' Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Raw: MH17 Passenger Remains in Kharkiv, Ukraine Raw: Israel Hits Gaza Targets, Destroys Mosques ShowBiz Minute: Hoffman, Oberst, Box Office WWII Vet Gets Medals, 70 Years Late Raw: Israel Bombs Multiple Targets in Gaza Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment Raw: Cargo Craft Undocks From Space Station Widow: Jury Sent Big Tobacco a $23B Message New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on NH Veteran Texas Sending National Guard Troops to Border Hopkins to Pay $190M After Pelvic Exams Taped Foxx Cites Washington 'Circus Mirror'
Poll

Last weekend (July 12) the Goshen Parks Department held its Kid’s Try-athlon to promote childhood fitness and this week (July 18) the new bicycle trail is open to the fairgrounds in Goshen, offering residents a healthy way to get to the annual agriculture exposition. Have you joined the local fitness movement?

Yes, I work at eating healthy and exercising
No, I am happy with my fitness level
Changing my diet and exercise frequency is a work in progress
     View Results